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Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers, are a class of copolymers or a physical mix of polymers (usually a plastic and a rubber) which consist of materials with both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties. Made from recycled plastic, thermoplastic elastomers show advantages typical of both rubbery materials and plastic materials.
Akwamat allows for natural ventilation of your mattresses and cushions, and prevents moist and mould. There’s yet another benefit: The anti-slip surface of Akwamat prevents cushions or mattresses from slipping. Enkev’s akwamat can be used for boats, caravans, holiday homes and any other place where ventilation doesn’t occur naturally.
Akwamat 2 is made of ‘Low-density polyethylene’ (LDPE). This mat has all the benefits of Enkev’s Akwamat 1: It’s resilient and has an unmatched wicking quality. Akwamat 2 is easily cut to fit any shape or size, even round. Cushions on terraces or boats will dry rapidly after any rainshower with Akwamat 2 underneath them. Akwamat 2 has a light and modern look and feel.
Enkev also produces a bio filter-mat from curled polyester fibres and a special water-resistant binder. The mats are rigid, easy to handle and designed for many years of useful work. Some attributes of the filters: high specific surface area, high free volume (no clogging), customised sizes available, chlorine free (non toxic), ridged and durable, easy to clean, cut and fit.